In October, Green Drinks receives a mini-grant from Global Exchange
Global Exchange says,
Global Exchange’s Elect Democracy campaign knows that local grassroots power is what will eventually halt Wall Street’s destructive greed. We also know that every penny counts in our communities, so we want to help support *your* local organizing efforts by offering you a $60 mini-grant (to bring) people together to eat, talk, and build relationships of support and understanding … We hope this grant will be a small boost for groups (whose members are) impacted by foreclosure, student debt, and limited social services (and that the connections we help to) create are important and lasting.
In October, Green Drinks discusses
- How to Save the Internet and advocate to keep the internet open
- Resources for Newark’s new Community Garden Coalition
- How to build healthy, bikeable/walkable communities
- The connection between stormwater management and flood reduction
- What do gardeners do in the winter?
- Creating a seed exchange
- Healthy food
SAVING THE INTERNET & NET NEUTRALITY
Open internet access is one of the great freedom fights of our time. We have to use it so we don’t lose it. This is now a standard topic of discussion at every Green Drinks 3 event. See more at http://thewei.com/kimi/verizon-wants-to-control-your-internet-keep-them-out/
Newark Green drinks
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 6:30-8:30pm
Rio Rodizio Restaurant – in the lounge to the left as you walk in
1034 McCarter Highway (Route 21), Newark NJ
Meets 1st Mondays at Rio Rodizio Newark except on major holidays. (This month we’ve switched to first Wednesday due to the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, and we’re wrapping up a bit earlier than usual so people can watch the presidential debate at 9pm.)
Hackensack Green Drinks
Wednesday, 10 October 7-9pm
Meets 2nd Mondays except on major holidays. (This month we’ve switched to first Wednesday due to the Jewish holidy of Shmini Atzeret.)
At Victor’s Maywood Inn, 122 W. Pleasant Avenue, Maywood NJ
Paterson-Clifton Green Drinks
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 7-9 pm (and 3rd Tuesdays)
Sultan Restaurant, 429 Crooks Avenue, Clifton NJ (we’ll be outside if the weather’s nice)
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Volunteers needed for voter registration & Get Out The Vote activities
Bergen Community College, Paramus NJ 10am-5pm every day through Oct 16.
Hackensack Street Fair: Saturday, October 6 10am-4pm
If you can volunteer or know of a location where people are needed, please reach out
Help Protect National Forests
America’s national forests provide essential habitat for lynx, grizzlies and other wildlife — and clean water for millions of Americans. Yet new rules could threaten the sanctity of these special places, paving the way for more logging and more destructive development on our national forests. Help protect these special places. Sign the petition online at: http://dfnd.us/vYt93D
Prevent racism from blocking the Latino & Black vote
Watch the 4 minute video by Van Jones’ Rebuild the American Dream team
SHOE DONATIONS FOR HAITI
Collected at Stride Rite Wyckoff location ONLY
319 Franklin Ave, Wyckoff NJ
Stride Rite of Wyckoff is accepting worn/used shoes, children’s and adults for donation. All donations are sent to Haiti. We have received hundreds of pairs of shoes to date, but the need is much greater.
After Rio+20: Moving Beyond 2015: 1 week of workshops
15-19 OCT 2012 (9am – 5pm only)
RSVP at http://j.mp/rio20plus
Ramapo College, 505 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, NJ
Campus Student Center, Room SC 137
The speakers for this event series are all key players from Civil Society Organizations and from the United Nations, collectively engaged in planning for a post-Rio+20 future. The purpose of the workshop series is to lay out the framework for a road map to plan for a Global Citizens Movement to help us move beyond the major United Nations Rio+20 conference held earlier this year in June.
In this intensive workshop, the many dimensions of the UN Conference in Rio de Janeiro will be explored, and a coherent path forward will be charted.
As you may be aware, by most conventional accounts, Rio+20 was at least a disappointment, if not a failure. We argue that real, path-breaking, and innovative solutions began to emerge from the grassroots level out, and we will present many dimensions of these solutions, as well as strategize a way forward into a more sustainable future.
Support the Ramapough Indians: tell the EPA to clean up Ford’s mess in Ringwood.
Journalist Jan Barry started the research on the tragic and intentional pollution of a housing development which was home to members of a tribe of Ramapough Indians in Ringwood, NJ, and collaborated with HBO to create Mann v. Ford, a moving documentary about the crushing impact this has had on the health of tribe members as well as the water source for the entire region.
The site was prematurely de-listed by the EPA from its Superfund cleanup status, and several years later became the first site to be listed for a second time. Ford has resisted taking responsibility for the poisonous effects on tribe members of the toxic paint sludge it trucked in under cover of nightfall every day for many years, and has also resisted funding the cost of cleanup.
Make sure the EPA knows you support the clean-up of the Ramapough Indians by (Action 1) signing the Change.org petition and (Action 2) sending a letter to the EPA. Petition and sample letter available at
Tell the EPA to clean up Ford’s mess in Ringwood
JUST CLICK to give Morris County Hispanic-American Chamber of Commerce the chance to win $30,000
You get 10 votes just for having an email address! and clicking doesn’t cost you anything but a little time. Click on http://j.mp/mchaccvoh
MCHACC was selected as a Voices of Health finalist for its commitment to the health of ethnic minority individuals in the northern New Jersey area. Learn more about the chamber at http://mchacc.org.
MENTION GREEN DRINKS FOR 20% OFF DISCOUNT
Eco Galleria at the Historic Oradell Train Station
400 Maple Avenue, Oradell, NJ
Eco Galleria carries fun or fine items handcrafted by artists from throughout the Americas in many price ranges. Including eco-friendly jewelry, pottery, glass, wood, fiber, watches, bags and more. Call ahead to have your gift boxed, wrapped and ready for pick-up or shop online at http://ecogalleria.com
Interested in sponsoring Green Drinks? If you have a good cause or service, we have a contact base of about 6000 people we can share your information with. Contact Kimi for information at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or 862-203-8814